Return to Learning

View the recordings and presentations from our virtual series aimed to provide school leaders guidance and support as they navigate the impact of COVID-19 and the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Next Session: July 7, 2021

Upcoming Schedule

Sessions are held the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 pm.

Aug. 4, 2021 Sept. 1, 2021 Oct. 6, 2021 Nov. 3, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021

April 2021


  • Community Updates: With COVID-19 cases decreasing and vaccines becoming more widely available, we need to continue practicing our current COVID-19 precautions.
  • Vaccine Updates: Vaccines are proving to be safe and effective. All vaccines approved under an Emergency Use Authorization in the United States have started vaccine trials in younger kids.
  • Vaccine Availability: With vaccine availability growing in the Tri-state, more opportunities and resources to get vaccinated will be accessible.
  • Vaccine and Teenagers: Teenage vaccinations provide increased protection and allow for greater access to vaccines when available for young kids.
  • Vaccine Hesitancy: As trusted leaders in your community, you can play a role in educating and providing resources on vaccine hesitancy.
  • 2021-2022 School Year: Vaccines and current preventions will play a part in the upcoming school year.
  • Mental Health: With changes happening to routines and lifestyles, it is important to have conversations with children and monitor mental health disruptions.

March 2021


  • Learning Modes: Consider community transmission, public health guidance, mitigation efforts, number of positive cases when deciding about in-person, hybrid or virtual learning.
  • Masking: Focus on wearing a well-fitted and comfortable mask that covers your nose and mouth vs. double masking.
  • 2021-2022 School Year: Vaccines and current preventions will play a part in the upcoming school year.
  • Spring Sports Reminders: Athletes need to be cleared before returning to sports after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. A gradual return to play is also recommended.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Determine essential activities with the lowest risk of transmission and implement the bundle of safety measures.
  • Mental Health: Be on the lookout for mental health disruptions in kids. Cincinnati Children’s has seen an increase in cases.

Feb. 2021


  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Where we are as a state in the distribution process, where we are going, availability, how the vaccine works and the importance of continuing safety behaviors in light of a vaccine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Resources to address vaccine questions in your school.
  • Variants of COVID-19: New strains of viruses are not uncommon and while we’re still learning about these strains, current data suggests the vaccines will be effective against the variants.
  • Testing: To avoid testing fatigue, children who are asymptomatic should follow quarantine protocols and be monitored but should not be tested.
  • Quarantine Guidelines: An Ohio study on the spread of COVID-19 among students shows quarantine modifications are acceptable but need to be monitored closely.